We hope that this page can help explain what you might experience now and in the future, in terms of practicalities
It is common for parents to feel worried about how any other children will be affected by their sibling’s death. You may be concerned about the difficult task of discussing and explaining the death, especially when you don’t have a reason for how or why it happened.
We offer support to all families who have lost a baby or young child
When someone we love dies, we experience overwhelming feelings of loss and sorrow, which we call grief. When a child dies, it is especially devastating, and is often said to be the most painful experience anyone can go through.
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden and unexpected death of a baby where no cause is found.
It is a terrible shock if someone else’s baby dies in your care, whether in your nursery, in foster care or while you were caring for the baby in the parents’ home.
If you are looking for further support, these organisations may be able to help you
Bereaved families share examples of something that someone said or did that helped them after their baby died
We have put together these resources to share how bereavement and grief can be affected by this pandemic
Baby charity The Lullaby Trust, is funding a major new study into sudden unexpected death in childhood.
Newborn hearing testing and the risk of unexpected infant or child death